Pride is a time of celebration and solidarity for the LGBT community. It’s also a powerful expression and validation of our identities and rights. Unfortunately, the pandemic has presented some unusual challenges. Most Pride events have gotten the axe this year for public health and safety reasons. Despite this, Pride festival 2020 is ready to flourish online!
Organizers Worldwide Are Getting Creative with Virtual Events
Despite something of a time crunch, Pride organizers in many cities have been translating their local celebrations into online events filled with live programming and performances for at-home viewing. All kinds of Pride-related content and information will be available online.
International Calendar of Virtual Events
June 6th: Guadalajara Pride
This year’s annual pride march in Guadalajara, Mexico will be fully virtual. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. local time (3:00 p.m. ET) and finish with a party and musical performances.
June 13th: Brooklyn Pride
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Brooklyn LGBT community will celebrate with a virtual party. Events and offerings will include important messages, entertainment, and a virtual 5K run.
June 20th-21st: Denver Pride Fest
Virtual Pride in Denver will run 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MDT (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET). On the 21st, the event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. MDT (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET). Events will include a virtual 5K, stage events, drag queen story time, a virtual parade, interfaith services, queer author events, LGBT center programming, and an after party.
June 20th-21st: Virtual Chicago Pride Fest
Chicago Pride this year will be both a live streaming event and a fundraiser. The celebration will be broadcast via Twitch from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CDT (8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET). There will also be a live chat as part of the event.
June 27th: Global Pride 2020
On the anniversary of Stonewall, a global coalition of Pride organizers known as InterPride will be hosting a 24-hour virtual Global Pride event featuring LGBT-related speeches, musical performances, and more.
Throughout June: NYC Pride
On June 28th, the 50th anniversary of the NYC pride march, viewers will be able to tune in to a special broadcast hosted by actual deities Dan Levy and Janelle Monáe. In addition to this major broadcast, NYC Pride will host various other virtual events, including (but not limited to):
- Criminal Queerness Arts Festival (June 9th-29th)
- Pride 2020 Drag Fest (June 19th-21st)
- Human rights conference (June 25th)
- Rally against police brutality and discrimination (June 26th)
Throughout June and July: San Diego LGBT Pride
San Diego Pride 2020 will include a variety of virtual events, including (but not limited to):
- Virtual Bingo (June 17th)
- Golden Coast Track Club virtual 5K (June 28th)
- Light Up the Cathedral online interfaith celebration (July 15th)
- Virtual Pride 5K run & walk (July 18th)
July 16th-26th: Pride London Festival
The 40th annual Pride festival in London, Ontario (not London, England) has been translated into a series of online events. Current plans include artist spotlights, a community celebration and an open mic night.
July 21st-26th: Hotter Than July
2020 is the 25th anniversary of Hotter Than July, Detroit’s annual Black LGBTQ+ Pride celebration. This pandemic year, LGBT Detroit organizers are moving the celebration online. Events are still in planning and will be posted on the event website.
July 25th: Berlin Christopher Street Day
Berlin, Germany’s annual pride event is known as Christopher Street Day, or CSD. Organizers have moved their programming online, offering several streams for different types of events. Various talks and entertainment will be available, as well as a virtual run.
August 10th-16th: Montréal Pride
After having to cancel their pride parade and other annual pride events, Montreal organizers are now planning an alternative at-home event from the 10th-16th. Programming planning is still ongoing, and updates will be available on the event website.
August 18th-23rd: Copenhagen Pride
Pride week in Copenhagen, Denmark is currently being re-worked for an online audience. Plans include streamed human rights and culture programming, as well as a digital march. Further information is still forthcoming and will be posted on their website.
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